Market Commentary: A Year Like No Other

January 19, 2021 First, and most importantly, we hope you are safe and doing well, and we look forward to being able to see many of you in person in 2021. Since March, financial markets and the global economy have been dominated by the spread...

3Q 2020 Market Commentary

October 19, 2020 If, on December 31, 2019, we were told that the total return on the S&P 500 for the first three quarters of 2020 would be 5.57% (which is what it was), many would have concluded that 2020 would be a relatively normal/uneventful...

A Stalling Recovery?

July 28, 2020 After the S&P 500’s downturn, culminating on March 23rd, it rallied 43.36% reaching its post-COVID high on June 5th. Since that time, the index has been essentially flat.

The Stock Market and the Economic Recovery

June 08, 2020 Ending on June 3rd, the S&P 500 had the biggest 50-day rally in its history, gaining 37.7% over that period, and the NASDAQ Composite Index set a new all-time high on June 7th. As of the date of this letter, every stock...

Coldstream Tactical Allocation Decisions: An Example

Investment decisions at Coldstream are made by our Investment Strategies Group (ISG), which is composed of client portfolio managers, as well as managers of other Coldstream investment vehicles such as our 401K and alternative investment products. ISG sets strategic parameters for its asset allocation decisions....

Bill Gross Leaves PIMCO for Janus

As you may have heard, Bill Gross left PIMCO today for Janus Capital. Mr. Gross founded PIMCO; the firm was subsequently bought by Allianz. Apparently, Mr. Gross was forced out. He was the manager of PIMCO’s flagship Total Return Fund, which has underperformed its peers...